The Essex Sound and Video Archive is part of the Essex Record Office. It is a collection of sound recordings and videos covering all aspects of life and culture in Essex. The recordings are collected and preserved at the Essex Record Office in order that they can be used for research and general interest by as many people as possible.
The Essex Sound and Video Archive holds a range of recordings including significant collections of oral history, radio broadcasts, hospital TV, talking newspapers and music.
The majority of the recordings on this CD are amateur recordings made on a variety of equipment; most commonly open reel and cassette tape recorders designed for home use. While we have tried in every case to present a clear and relatively noise-free example of an Essex accent, the sound quality of the recordings does vary and will not necessarily be as good as would be expected of a professional recording.
- Song: A Little Bit of Cucumber
- North West Essex
- North Essex
- Song: The Flash Girl
- North East Essex
- Dunmow, Braintree and Witham
- Song: These New Fangl’d Ways
- Mid Essex
- Song: The Faithful Sailor Boy
- West Essex
- South West Essex
- Song: Won’t You Buy My Pretty Flowers
- South Essex
- South East Essex
- Song: The Dark-Eyed Sailor
© 2009 This compilation: Essex Record Office
© 2009 Essex Record Office
Format: Compact Disc
Editor: Martin Astell
Published: Essex Record Office Publications 2009
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